Le Prix du Mont Royal

It was quite fitting that today, on the 139th birthday of Mount Royal, Le Prix du Mont Royal was awarded to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the life of the mountain. This year the recipient of the prize was Jean Doré, mayor of Montreal from 1986-1994. It was during his term as mayor that the Montreal portion of the mountain was declared a heritage site, plans were set in place for the restoration and conservation of the mountain, and the Chalet lookout was restored. These accomplishments are in part what makes our mountain such a vibrant place. As a proud Montrealer, I was very honoured that my painting “November Panorama” was chosen as the prize. With Mr. Doré (centre) are Peter Howlett (left), president of Les Amis de la Montagne, and our current mayor, Denis Coderre.



55 Comments on “Le Prix du Mont Royal”

  1. Congratulations, Sheri! What an honour to have your work chosen to be the prize.

  2. Gabriella says:

    This is wonderful, Shari. You must have felt so honored.

  3. Linda Daily says:

    Heartfelt congratulations,Shari. What a wonderful honor!

  4. Kristiina SAkai says:

    What an honor for you, Shari, and you certainly deserve it. Congratulations and it is a truly beautiful painting. (I am such a fan of your work. Thank you or posting it for us.)

  5. Monique says:

    How wonderful..for everyone!
    Your art really is so great!

  6. Marc Lépine says:

    I guess it’s his last present, but what a present! Being mayor in these years was such a big part of his life, probably the most important of all. I’m sure he is looking at your water-colour and he sees his best years drifting by. It’s really more than a water-colour. I just can’t stop imagining him clutching the painting in his arms… Félicitations, Shari!

  7. Joan says:

    Congratulations, you should feel so proud.!

  8. alancobb62@aol.com says:

    Congrats Shari! You make us all proud! Regards!

    Sent from my iPad


  9. Julie Gomez says:

    That’s great, Shari!

  10. Garry Hamilton says:

    Congratulations Shari, that’s wonderful news that your painting was chosen as the prize. Easy to understand why. Garry

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  11. Jean-Pierre Riel says:

    Congratulations Shari! It is a great honour for you and your painting is wonderful.

  12. Tim Mancusi says:

    I am so happy for you! You certainly deserve it!
    No one paints Montreal better than you. You have
    made me look up various locales in your great city
    as well as it’s history.
    Way to go.

  13. maria513340 says:

    Congratulations and many thanks for sharing the good news.

  14. Suzanne Marinier says:

    Toutes mes félicitations Shari. Quel honneur. La contribution de monsieur Doré comme maire de Montréal a été remarquable. Je suis touchée que l’on puisse lui témoigner notre reconnaissance et tu peux être fière que ton oeuvre marque cet événement.

  15. sgryn says:

    Well, another “mazel tov” to a deserving artist, and a great lady!

  16. Carole Prussin Blank says:

    So thrilled for you! And how lucky for him to be the proud “owner” of a beautiful Shari!!!

  17. Fleet Woodley says:

    So cool. That’s such a great honor. You must be proud. Great piece too!



  18. Alberta says:

    Great honour and wonderful painting — no one does Montreal better than you,.Shari. Congratulations!

  19. Lisa Mastorakos says:

    Congratulations, Shari! We’re very proud of you.

  20. Barbara Beynon says:

    What great news – congratulations, Shari!

  21. andre savard says:

    Congratulation Shari. You must be very proud of your accomplissement. What an honor.

  22. Congratulations Shari!!! 🙂
    I love your paintings

  23. Linda says:

    Congratulations Shari! Mr. Dore is lucky to have one of your beautiful works!

  24. Nathalie says:

    Shari, this is so wonderful that your watercolour was the selected artwork for this year’s award. Jean Doré was and still is a real Ami de la montagne, as you are. Merci.

    • Thanks so much Nathalie. It was a true honour, as you can imagine. And a very emotional moment for everyone. I hope that you are having a wonderful time where you are. Big hugs to Juliette and Martine. Hope the sketching and the croissants are wonderful.

  25. Saru says:

    Congratulations Sheri! What a wonderful painting!

  26. drawandshoot says:

    Congratulations, wonderful!

  27. Shari, congratulations for the honor and well deserved. You are such a talented AND kind person! Mr. Doré has a prize for sure with that “November Panorama” watercolor painting you did. My friend, Lise, took me atop Mt. Royal and my breath was taken away when I looked out from the Chalet patio!

    • Fran, I’m so glad you got to see the mountain. We are so lucky to have that in the middle of our beautiful city. And the Chalet patio has such a great view of downtown.

  28. C.E. Reay says:

    Hi Shari, I meant to congratulate you earlier but, you know how it goes. Anyway, it’s a wonderful recognition for you and a gorgeous painting. However, I hardly recognize M. Dore…I wonder if he’s well or he’s just aged (which I am familiar with)…I’m also about to send an email to see if you and D&R and perhaps K&M could come for brunch some weekend soon…c

    • Thanks Cheryl. It was an honour to have my painting chosen but a bittersweet event. M. Doré has pancreatic cancer and he could hardly stand. But he gave a great speech, his voice was strong and his mind is sharp. I wanted to meet him when it was over but he was just too weak. I will email you about brunch. We would love it.

  29. Richard says:

    Je suis, comme ceux et celles qui m’ont précédé, très heureux qu’une aquarelle comme vous les faites Shari soit retenu comme prix symbolisant cette relation profonde entre les Montréalais et leur montagne. Je suis de Québec, ne vous ai jamais rencontré. Mais j’étais à Montréal centre-ville toute la semaine et, dans mes quelques sorties sur la rue, ma pensée a souvent fait le lien entre vos dessins et ce que je voyais, à travers les édifices, la montagne en arrière-plan, le ciel et les nuages lourds de la chaleur de la fin d’après-midi. Façon renouvelée de voir la ville que l’on croit connaître. Et cette photo si touchante du Maire Doré dont le souvenir évoque chez moi la vision d’un maire moderne, accentue l’émotion que l’on ressent à la vue de votre aquarelle.

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